From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou
- Pickup available
- Duration: 13 hours
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We were picked up from our hotel at the agreed time 7am by a polite driver named Medi and then transferred over to comfortable air conditioned minibus with free and very fast reliable WI-Fi and left promptly. Once we were on the move our tour guide Medi introduced himself and explained the itinerary for the day. We arrived in first stop at altitude of 1400 meters where we had refreshment coffee (we paid for it few dirahms and started in 20 minutes later our tour via Atlas mountains and were able to enjoy stunning paronamic views thanks to Medi. During this trip we were taken to Tichka at altitude of around 2400 meters where the mountains view will take your brief away. After several minutes was then time to move into the car to move further for lots of fantastic places Medi was kind to take us trough the twisting turning roads of the Atlas mountains and what an experience it was, not to be missed! WOW factor for sure and highly recommend to everyone!
Eamon was our driver and guide and he was fantastic. He actually made the tour! Full of local knowledge he ran the tour at our pace giving us plenty of time to take photos etc. from the snow capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains to the hot desert plains. He also offered to be our guide at Benhaddou and took us to the very top of the village and into a home of a family he knew. As I commented that the scenery was beautiful he went out of his way to take us home the scenic route which was amazing even though it took much longer. This was by far the best trip I took in Marrakesh and although a long day it was one I will remember for the right reasons. Many thanks Eamon
It's quite a long drive up through the mountains but the scenery is stunning and our guide stopped plenty of times for photos and breaks. Ouarzazate was for a visit to the Atlas film studios which was interesting but I'm not much of a film buff. Ait Benhaddou is the real highlight. It is really beautiful and gets more interesting as you climb up to the top of the hill. Everywhere there's a stunning photo to be taken.
We had a great trip driving through Morocco! Our guide spoke relatively good English, the country was fantastic, and we were able to cover a lot of ground. The driving in Morocco is a little bit aggressive and scary, so it was very nice to have a guide to take care of this. We were happy with the restaurants and stops that were made for the road trip on all 3 days.
A great experience seeing Morocco outside of the city. Aït Benhaddou was definitely worth the (longer than expected) journey. Fabulous views across the Atlas Mountains and the historic Berber villages. Our guide, Mohammed, was knowledgable and helpful and our driver, Yousef, expertly navigated the twisting mountain roads! Definitely glad we made the trip.